Here’s an update from Persecution Project Foundation (PPF), our partners on the ground in Jach [Jaac], Sudan, where we are helping build clean water wells. PPF’s goal is to build 100 wells in the Jach area by the end of 2010.
A little background…
Less than a year after a UN official announced the official “end” of the war in Darfur, Sudan, the UN released a document stating that May 2010 was the deadliest month in Darfur since 2008. Fighting between rebel groups and government troops cost nearly 600 lives, which is the highest death toll in a single month since a “peacekeeping” force was deployed in 2008.
According to the UN, the war in Darfur has killed 300,000 people and displaced another 2.7 million. Other estimates put the death toll as high as 400,000 killed.
Escalating violence in Darfur means more refugees – people fleeing the conflict zones. And one of the major “safe zones” where refugees go is the community of Jaac, on the Southern Darfur/Southern Sudan border [which is where Mocha Club has been helping build water wells]. Since 2005, the community has grown from a few thousand to now over 200,000 displaced persons. People are spread out over a couple hundred square miles of flat, dry “no man’s land.”
Water brings life…
Persecution Project Foundation is feverishly working to provide a basic water canopy for the population in Jaac. The 100 Wells Campaign has drilled 62 clean water wells in Jaac, with plans to complete 100 by the end of 2010. But this aggressive goal is totally dependent on God’s grace working through the generosity of thousands of people in America.
By using your community in America to support their community in Darfur, thousands of lives are saved. But, most importantly, many souls are saved as well as we introduce them to the Living Water, Jesus Christ.
War is a terrible thing. It is our responsibility to do what is within our power to promote peace. In the case of Darfur, wicked men are killing and destroying to promote their own selfish agendas. But God is using the extreme upheaval in Darfur to drive many people to faith in Him. In the end, this is the only way peace will come to Darfur – or anywhere else in the world.
Here’s how YOU can help build more wells in Sudan…
- If you’re a Mocha Club member supporting the Clean Water project monthly, log in to your account and invite as many friends as you can to join you! Just $7 can provide clean water for 7 Africans for a year!
- Go to our Emergency Needs page and give a one-time donation to the Clean Water project.
- Run a campaign at your school, church, among your friends, family, and neighbors to raise money for Clean Water in Sudan.